FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
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FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH BRANTFORD
January 1, 2023, New Year’s Day
WELCOME and LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM
GATHERING HYMN – What Child is This – ELW #296
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you.
And also with you.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
HYMN – Away in a Manger – ELW #278
FIRST READING Genesis 16
HYMN – Angels We Have Heard on High – ELW #289
SECOND READING Revelation 21:1-6a
GOSPEL Matthew 25: 31-40
HYMN – Once in Royal David’s City – ELW #269
HYMN – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – ELW #282
I believe in God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again.He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
OFFERING HYMN: In the Bleak Midwinter Verse 3 – ELW #294
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
HYMN – Love Has Come – ELW #292
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us;
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
SENDING HYMN – Good Christian Friends, Rejoice – ELW #288
Go out with joy to the world. Serve in the Name of Christ.
Thanks be to God.
Please keep the following in your prayers this week:
Otto Philipp Grace Mueller Gladys Souliere Stephen Kovacs Patty Davis Eberhard Poelzl Dave Souliere David Neumann Jennifer Cherewka Maya James Joan and Jackie Luke Splettstoesser Miranda Marlene Sams and Ruby
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Sunday February 12, 2023
ETERNITY FOR TODAY (Jan to Mar):Available at side entrance.
-To Pastor Thomas Mertz for being with us on Christmas Eve and presiding over Holy Communion.
-To Pastor Daniela Mertz for being with us today while Bethan is on vacation.